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# Drawing a single point in Matplotlib

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# Basic example

To draw a single point in Matplotlib, use the plt.scatter(~) function like so:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

plt.plot([1,2,3], [1,2,3])
plt.scatter([2], [3], color="red") # plotting single point
plt.show()

The output is as follows:

# Drawing dots on the foreground

By default, the points that you plot via scatter(~) appear in the background:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

plt.plot([1,2,3], [1,2,3])
plt.scatter([2], [2], color="red") # plotting single point
plt.show()

To make the points appear in the foreground, set a positive zorder value:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

plt.plot([1,2,3], [1,2,3])
plt.scatter([2], [2], color="red", zorder=5) # plotting single point
plt.show()
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